Martin Kuna (65) is a Senior researcher ISI department in Nuclear Power Plants Research Institute Inc.(VÚJE), Division of NPP diagnostic. Martin Kuna graduated the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava (Solid State Physics) Started research activities in NPP Jaslovske Bohunice in 1970. He joined the NPPRI (VUJE) in 1977. Then it continued the postgraduate study at Czech Technical University Prague (1973) in area of materials for NPPs. He finished thesis on Nondestructive testing of NPP fuel elements in 1974. Since March 1980 till March 1981 he was working at CISE in Milan, Italy on The Application of Frequency Analysis of ultrasonic Signals for Evaluation of defects of Nuclear Power Plants Materials. The study continued at The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Technical University Bratislava (1986). He finished thesis on The Application of frequency Analysis of ultrasonic signals for evaluation of defects of nuclear power plant materials in 1988. In 1994 he passed qualification courses SECTOR and at 1997 in DGZfP Germany obtains certification as Level III UT accordance the EN473. In it year 2005 reach the QDA qualification for the ET data evaluation of steam generators from American NPPs. In 2006 it upgrade your UT qualification to the Level III according the SNT-TC-1A.
Last research activities:
- Team leader of UT methodology application at WWER-440/230 type units in Jaslovské Bohunice NPP
- Manager of the UT ISI of NPP equipments
- In-service Inspection of NPPs VVER440, Slovak, Czech, Hungary, PWR Borssele Netherlands.
- After acquiring the SQC qualification ISI at NPPs Oskarhamn1 and Ringhals 3 and 4 in Sweden.
- ISI UT inspection of RPV penetration tubes on USA NPPs Shearon Harris and Seabrook according the EPRI qualification.
- Chairman of qualification committee at Slovak Republic for the qualification of system and personnel for the NPPs in Slovak republic.
He is also working as UT examiner in the Reaktortest Certification body operating certification of NDT personnel in SK.
The main results of research activities he published in the many Conferences and workshops.